I honestly don't know really. I actually think that being a nirate factory would be a good thing as it means you have a lot of ammonia and nitrite eating bugs and you keep up with the nitrate doing water changes. But I've only been doing SW
for a year or so.
I had bio balls in my 30g SW
and everything was fine until one day I did a water change and general cleaning of everything. My nitrates went from 5 ppm
to 160 ppm
and I lost a couple fish. Reading through here pointed me to the bio balls being the problem.
My new 90g has a sump with a filter bag to catch all the big stuff, skimmer, bubble trap and LR
rubble. I've also got a lot of LR
in the DT and 150 pounds of live sand.
I forgot to mention, I love your rocks! I've got no creativity at all in that area. After seeing yours I've got to get back to rearranging my tank.
90g SW FOWLR, 20g sump, octpuss skimmer, UV, Marineland Reef LED lighting, 3 Koralis PH and 8 little fishes.